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M.I.A. is a 1980s hardcore punk band from Orange County, California. The band's sound is generally hardcore and thrasher, though they produced more melodic and progressive sounds in their later albums. Allmusic called the band "one of the 50 best So-Cal punk bands of the great early-'80s second wave explosion."

Band Members[]

  • MIke Conley
  • Nick Adams
  • Chris Moon
  • Paul Schwartz
  • Larry Pearson


  • Last Rites for Genocide / MIA (split LP, 1982, BOMP/Invasion Records)
  • Murder in a Foreign Place (LP, 1984, Alternative Tentacles)
  • Notes From the Underground (LP, 1985, National Trust Records)
  • After the Fact (LP, 1987, Flipside Records)
  • Lost Boys (CD, 2001, Alternative Tentacles)


  • Maximum Rock N Roll's Not So Quiet on the Western Front (1982)

Includes "New Left"

  • American Youth Report (1982)

Includes "Tell Me Why"

  • "Half Skull" 7" EP (1984)[10]

Includes "Turning Into What You Hate"

  • Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol. 2 (1985)[10]

Includes "Just A Dream"

  • Buried Alive: Smoke 7 Records 81-83[11] (1995)

Includes "Tell Me Why"

  • O.C.'s 5400 Day Revolution (1999)[10]

Includes "Boredom is the Reason"

  • Buried Alive: The Best from Smoke 7 Records, Vol. 2[12] (2000)
  • Includes "Fucking Zones – I Can't Take It No More" and "I Hate Hippies"


All The President's Skin (1982) New Left (1982)